Winter Weather

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Cold temps about to get c-c-c-colder

By Billy Davis

So you think it’s cold now, huh?

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“Bitterly cold conditions” are expected to move into Mississippi later this week, the National Weather Service has announced.

Blustery winds from the north are expected to push temperatures into the single digits Friday and into the weekend.

The Arctic cold front begins with snow Wednesday night and into Thursday. The temperatures are then expected to drop dramatically beginning Thursday night, when a low of 11 degrees is predicted.

“A significant Arctic outbreak is expected following passage of the cold front Thursday,” according to the National Weather Service report for the Mid-South region. 

“Bitterly cold air… will plunge into the Mid-South during the day Thursday and remain over the area into the weekend.”

The single-digit temps are expected to be the coldest temps since 2003.

The high Friday is expected to reach 24 then drop to nine degrees that night.

On Saturday, the high – if you can call it that – is expected to jump to 24 degrees with a low of 15.

The Artic cold front is expected to lose its grip on the Mid-South Sunday, when a high of 31 is forecast.